A Venn diagram template designed to allow students to compare and contrast the pros and cons of Indigenous peoples helping miners and the establishment of the Native Police Force during the Australian Gold Rush.
A template students can use to reflect on immigration to Australia while researching their own family ancestry.
A creative writing newspaper project in which students design and write the front page of an imagined newspaper from the Australian Gold Rush era.
An inquiry project in which students research personalities from the Australian Gold Rush and portray them as part of a Living Wax Museum.
A worksheet that enables students to design and share a story using still frame images.
A Y-chart template students can use to reflect on what working on the goldfields looked like, sounded like and felt like.
An interactive gold-panning game in which students explore scenarios of reward, penalisation and inequality.
A comic strip activity that explores how people progressed from trade to currency.
A 16-slide teaching presentation about the events leading up to and including the Eureka Stockade and the positive and negative impacts it had on Australian politics and people.
A 10-slide teaching presentation that explores immigration and diversity during the Australian Gold Rush and how it shaped the multicultural Australia we know today.
An 11-slide teaching presentation discussing the impact the Australian Gold Rush had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
A 13-slide teaching presentation about the political struggles gold miners faced in their efforts to obtain wealth.
A 17-slide teaching presentation that explores the challenges, hardships and glory of a life spent digging on the Australian goldfields.
A teaching presentation that explores the origins of the Australian Gold Rush.
A 13-slide teaching presentation that includes interesting facts about gold, why it is such a prized metal, and how its use shaped modern currency and trade.
A flip book designed to integrate interesting facts about Australian history into a unit of learning.
Thirty-one content-specific vocabulary cards for a word wall based on the Australian Gold Rush.
An advent calendar style poster for students to identify, inquire about and collect information that relates to the Australian Gold Rush.
A teaching presentation that serves as a pop quiz to explore students' knowledge of Australian history and the culture we see today.
A fun mapping activity for students to pinpoint gold finds and gold rush locations between 1851 to 1893 on a map of Australia.
A poster to display in the classroom when learning about Major-General Lachlan Macquarie.
4 profile posters to display and use in the classroom when learning about significant women in Australia.
An inquiry research task to use in the classroom during NAIDOC Week.
This Australian Gold Rush unit investigates the historical discovery of Australia’s Gold Rush period, from the mid-to-late 1800s. Ideas include the discovery of gold, mining lifestyle, wealth and success, social consequences, and how these shaped the Australia we live in today.
A 60-minute assessment designed to assess students' knowledge and understanding of the people, politics and events of the Australian Gold Rush.
A 60-minute lesson designed to explain how events during the gold rush influenced Australian laws, taxes, equality and voting rights, and how they shaped our current democracy.
A 60-minute lesson in which students learn about the discovery of gold and initial phases of the Australian Gold Rush.